Apple Removes Outdated Apps after 90 days
Apple notified developers in mid-April that any apps that had not been updated in “a significant length of time” will be deleted from the App Store. Developers can avoid being removed if they submit an update for evaluation within 30 days.
The developers used social media to express their displeasure with the regulation. They argue that the modifications are unjust to independent developers.
Apple retaliated with a news release on its developer website. In particular, the corporation has made its new policy more transparent.
Apple removes outdated apps from the App Store in the hopes of improving the user experience. They intend to make it easier for users to obtain frequently updated apps by deleting obsolete, outdated, or abandoned apps.
The policy also stipulates that apps adhere to the App Store’s privacy and security requirements, which Apple describes as “constantly evolving.”
In the end, the corporation expects apps to meet a specific standard of quality. All modern screen sizes, SDKs, APIs, and other technologies available in the iOS and macOS ecosystems should be supported by apps.
As a show of goodwill to developers, Apple has prolonged the time it takes to update old programs from 30 days to 90 days. Furthermore, Apple states that if a customer has already downloaded the software, it will not be removed from their device.